Ted Cruz Campaign Defends Pastor Mike Bickle Amid Stir Over Hitler Comments

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Jewish Democrats criticized Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) for promoting an endorsement from evangelical Christian Pastor Mike Bickle, who has said that God sent Hitler to punish Jews for not accepting Yoshka.

“It is profoundly troubling that Sen. Ted Cruz proudly trumpeted the endorsement of such a controversial figure who holds such offensive views,” said a statement by the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC).

Bickle said in 2004, “These 20 million—less than 20 million Jews worldwide, there’s about 5 million in Israel, about another 15 million worldwide, a little bit less than that—those 15 million, God is going to bring them all back. Two-thirds will die in the rage of Satan and in the judgments of God and one-third, every one of the one-third, will be in the land before it’s over and they’ll be worshippers of [Yoshka]…The Lord says, ‘I’m going to give all 20 million of them the chance. To respond to the fisherman. And I give them grace. And I give them grace…if they don’t respond to grace, I’m going to raise up the hunters…And the most famous hunter in recent history is a man named Adolf Hitler.’”

Cruz adviser Nick Muzin said in a statement the Cruz campaign “welcomes support from faith leaders across the country. Mike Bickle is one of the hundreds who have endorsed us. My understanding is that he was paraphrasing the words of the prophets Jeremiah and Zechariah. I know that he has made support for Israel and the Jewish people a central part of his mission.”

“No one has a better record than Senator Cruz when it comes to standing with Israel, fighting against radical Islamic terror, and combating global anti-Semitism. We are proud of the support we are building in both communities and see them as complementary, and part of our larger goal of restoring Judeo-Christian leadership values to America and the world,” Muzin said.

The NJDC responded that Cruz must “clarify if he stands with Pastor Mike Bickle and his belief that God sent Hitler to hunt Jews for not accepting [Yoshka] as the messiah.”

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16 COMMENTS

  1. How many more stories do you need to hear in order to prove that Cruz and the entire Republican Party, are evil white Anti Semitic racists who hate Jews and Israel like poison? Only Sanders & Clinton, who are both Jews, can protect the Jewish people.

      • Self hating Jews don’t go all-in on helping Chabad to get to put menorahs in front of City Hall. It would have been much easier for Sanders to have simply caved to the ACLU — and the state’s Jewish governor at the time (today a Clinton supporter), who opposed him on this.

  2. STRIKE ONE MR CRUZ – You need to disassociate yourself from this anti-semite.

    by the way Clinton is NOT JEWISH and will never be ‘cuz she HATES ISRAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • This is strike three. Strike one was his father who openly calls for America to become a Christian theocracy. The son refuses to distance himself from his father. Strike two is Cruz campaigning with the nativist bigot Rep. Steve King, who cheered on the Agriprocessors raid (and may have even been the person who instigated it).

      • Hillary’s campaign is loaded with anti Semitic advisers. Sidney Blumenthal is one of her main advisors and he is a rabidly anti Israel and self hating Jew. Huma Abedin is closely aligned with the Muslim brotherhood that seeks to overthrow America from within.

        Additionally, she has massively violated security of the most sensitive top secret information for which anyone else would have been put away for life. Her crimes are far far worse than Pollard. She also is a blatant liar with her phony story of an anti Muslim movie being just one glaring example. Leftists love her because they love corruption.

        Anyone voting for her is voting for the ultimate total destruction of America

  3. FYI: Nick (Nosson) Muzin is a Frum, Shomer Shabbos Yid, and he would not work for Cruz if Cruz actually agreed with this comment that this pastor made 12 years ago. Remember, this endorsement was given in 2016, 12 years after these comments were made. I’m not saying these comment are acceptable, they aren’t, but unless its been repeated multiple times (ON RECORD) since then, comments made 12 years ago shouldn’t affect an endorsement.

  4. Does it matter if Cruz believes what his pastor said? Let’s examine his record and his qualities. And if he stands with Israel and against wacky Muslims, who cares what he believes about the Holocaust as a punishment?

  5. So Obama’s pastor for over 20 years who gave racist anti Semitic and anti American sermons and who is still a racist and anti semetic and anti American is ok but an endorsement from a pastor who believes in his religion means Cruz is no good

  6. Yes Charlie. YOUR G-d, President Obama, listened to Jeremia Wright spew his hatred for Jews and Israel but yet that you have no problem with. Its only a Republican that you suddenly fell personally threatened, as if they are going to come to Riverdale and pick you up. What a hypocrite.

  7. National Jewish Democratic Council supported the Obama Iran Deal

    National Jewish Democratic Council supported and endorsed Obama

  8. “TED CRUZ” LIKE US JEWS AND IS A GREAT GUY IF YOU HATE HIM YOU COULD GO BACK TO MEXICO TOGETHER WITH donald j. trump “TED” IS IY”H BEING THE NEXT U.S. PRESIDENT TILL HE’S COMING IN TO OFFICE YOU COULD GO TO MEXICO ONCE HE’S IN MANIAC DONALD IS SPONSORING A NEW WALL

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